In last week’s garden update I thought our garden had grown so much since the previous week’s update.
However, when we got home from a 4 day vacation yesterday afternoon I couldn’t believe how much more our garden had grown.
I had watered the garden on Saturday and then we had rain a couple of days so that really helped. I think the other thing that made a difference is that I had added a manure/compost mix around each of our plants. Yay, for natural fertilizers! 🙂
It shouldn’t be too many more weeks until our zucchini plants start producing zucchini. We can’t wait because we love to eat zucchini in a variety of ways. Here are 10 of our favorite zucchini recipes.
Before we went on vacation I had to add more straw and soil to our potato towers. I will probably add more straw and soil this next week and then it will just be a matter of watering and waiting.
I really need to get out to the garden in the next few days and stake up our tomatoes with strips of old pantyhose. They are starting to vine all over the place now.
The sugar snap peas are vining nicely up the tomato cage I added string to. Some of the plants are starting to flower. Since I have never grown peas before I have no idea how long it will be until the peas will start growing and be ready to harvest.
The cucumbers are finally starting to grow. I am hopeful they will vine up the fence soon.
The green beans and corn are looking great this week. We planted a second row of corn last week so that we will hopefully get to enjoy eating corn on the cob for longer since it won’t all be ready at the same time.
The marigolds in our cinder block planters are filling in nicely and the onions are really growing well, too.
I harvested broccoli last week and ended up freezing about a gallon.The plants should produce more heads before they are done for the season.
If you have more broccoli than you can eat and want to freeze it, here’s how I freeze broccoli.
That about does it for this week’s garden update. How is your garden growing this week?